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to sean o'keefe, the former nasa administrator who now heads eads. the company has big u.s. military contracts and plans to make those an even bigger percentage of the parent company's total revenue. thank you for joining us. you are a former secretary of the navy and former nasa administrator. you said to callou sean. i will go with mr. secretary. what a year you have had. you survive a tragic plane crash that took the lives of a beloved former mentor. your son survived. you survived. he also survived losing a big contract to boeing. eads is now setting new records for contracts. we want to talk about all of that. l's start with the final launch of the space shuttle atlantis. what are your thoughts? can the public sector takeover? >> this is been a remarkable event. it has a 30-year history of successful launches along with triumph and tragedy that goes along with the exploration agenda. it built the international space station. it could not have been built in assembled without the space shuttle. it was launched and successfully repaired several occasions. the hubble telescope gives
. he came to do big things. >> it should be a very busy monday for the president. he is expected to hold a press conference in the morning and resumed negotiations with congressional leaders. >>> for instant updates log on to our website wjla.com. >>> fighter jets intercepted three planes this weekend for getting too close to camp david. the president was at the retreat when two of the incidents happened. kris van cleave is live with why the air space is so difficult to navigate. >> it is a short flight to camp david. take a look at this map. theyse gray areas off limits. up here is camp david. this circle, closed airspace. when the president is here, see how much bigger the area get? this is where the planes were this weekend. >> when you fly toward hagerstown, you have to be careful. >> before he took off for ocean city he was sure to double check the air space near camp david. >> mistakes happen, and there is a lot of restricted airspace and you have to stay on top of that. >> there have been mistakes this weekend. fighters were sent to escort three different planes of restric
's county police said they have yet to make an arrest. >>> the big developments in the rape case that ties to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alle
like right now. it is interesting that after several days of tracking this air mass this big dome of high pressure that builds and tracks -- traps the heat underneath, now we are find -- finding the highest temperatures and heat index values on the east coast. air temperatures might be a degree or to higher tomorrow. the heat index may be up to four degrees higher tomorrow and the same on saturday. 105 in raleigh, 113 in washington. 106 at the korea. showers and storms, a few over the southwestern appellations. and that is really about it because this high-pressure ridge is so dominant. the air is so hot and humid and unstable we could see a pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow and begin sunday afternoon. for friday, sunny hot and humid straight through. it will be up to about 102. the heat index will make it feel about 118 degrees in many place. -- many places. by next weekend we could be in the mid 90's. if you go to wjla.com and stay on the homepage, you'll find this gallery of pictures. it is fun to watch and we encourage you to submit pictures as well. that is a pig cooling-off peri
that size. >> that would require big tax increases and it's a job killer as it is. >> he did not come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> it should be a busy monday. the president will hold a press conference on monday morning and resume negotiations with congressional leaders. jay korff, abc 7 news. >for>> for updates log on to our web site, wjla.com. >>> following a developing story. above camp david, fighter jets intercepted three small planes on the weekend for flying too close to the presidential retreat. it does not appear that the incidents are linked. investigators believe the pilots were likely inexperienced or not from the area. >> if you get your pre-flight briefing and have your charts and everything, it should not happen. >> president obama was at camp david when two of the incidents happened. the fighter jets were dispatched because the small planes or out of radio communication. the planes landed without incident. >>> a crash killed a woman in haymarket, virginia, sunday afternoon on james madison high way. the dodge caravan collided wisps of
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
. >> there is the proof. she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> there was palpable tension between the prosecution and the defense. at one point the defense called out the prosecutor for laughing at him. the judge immediately stop the proceedings. >> i am beginning to see that order or anything else may not mean a hell of a been to either of you. >> she is also charged with manslaughter and tragedy is pick -- and child abuse. each of them carry a 30-year sentence. if convicted of murder cup -- if convicted of murder, casey anthony could be sentenced to death. >>> i spoke with david mark earlier tonight. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> a lot of senators are a bit upset that they have to come back on tuesday when they thought they have the week off. but imports and staff. >> there is unfinished business dealing with this debt ceiling it is essentially how much money the government can borrow. if there is not an agreement reached in the next three weeks there is big trouble ahead. the treasury department says that the default is coming. they seem to think that it is imper
. we will show you the video from earlier today. the weather has been the big story today. you will see some lightning strikes right near the launch pad. there was a meeting that just began at 4:30 this afternoon. they're trying to determine if there has been any sustainable damage. they are out there walking launchpad bird table continue to do that throughout the night looking for any other issues. 70% sounds like a daunting number of. but they have actually launched here with a 90% chance that it would not happen. the last thing you want to do is scrubbed the launch for another day or so and it turns out that the weather is beautiful. it does not look good right now but they will continue to look at it. >> it is business as usual until they decide whether or not -- and they will make that decision. it will happen in the wee hours tomorrow morning. >> 2:00. >> able prepare for the final launch pad today i got a tour. they are inviting all of 11 astronauts to witness this launch. we got a chance to a call -- to talk to them. we will have that letter for you. >> ok. we will keep our fing
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
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big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private jet and head home. >> slithering
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
favor. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:11 71 degrees. cracks coming up, big changes in social networking. facebook news, and addi >>> welcome back, everyone. texting our top stories. casey anthony scheduled to be sentenced this morning around 9:00 on charges she lied to authorities during the investigation into her daughter caylee's death. she's expected to be sentenced to the three years that she are spent in jail. she was acquitted on charges that she killed her daughter. >>> al qaeda has found a new way to get around the airport security. officials say the terror group is considering surgically implanting explosives into a person's body. the tsa says the bonds could get past the body scanners. -- the bombs could get past. >>> congress voted last year to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and now that may be actually enforced. >>> vincent gray, d.c. mayor is urging d.c.'s three members of the airport's board to switch their vote. the board voted in april to build an underground station. vincent gray says that option could put the entire project in danger. >>> police are looking
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's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
midnight's on georgia avenue and university boulevard. it broke a window. >>> the big question today seems to be what is next for casey anthony? we could learn this morning whether she will be a free woman " whether she will serve more time in jail. >> she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter, faces sentencing for lying to investigators. scott anderson has the latest. >> carl lawyer says the first verdict was defeated. >> the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew that saved a life. >> juror number three says the case does not remove all suspicion. >> not guilty it does not mean anything. >> jennifer says there were too many unanswered questions. how did little caylee 9? >> how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they'd did quit? it's lighted cigarettes along? >> it looks very bad. -- >> why did it take so long to report her daughter missing? >> it looks very bad. >> they think she's a monster but nothing could be further from the truth. >> she said she had a dream that tea party was pregnant and had thought about adopting and t
leader and the senate says the big deal is off the table. >> i am for the biggest deal possible, but we are not going to raise taxes in this horrible economic situation. >> the treasury secretary warned that some sort of deal must get done. >> creditors around the world have said that if congress does not act by august 2. they will downgrade our credit, the first time in history. if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economies. >> president obama reiterated to leaders on sunday that he is willing to make tough choices on entitlements. the talks resume monday. >>> i sat down earlier with politico's reporter to speak about this issue. thanks for joining us tonight, manu. the two sides met. what came of it? >> not a lot. they agreed to talk more. they are no closer to a deal. the president still wants the biggest deal possible. something that he wanted a $4 trillion worth of cuts and deficit cut. that is what john boehner said saturday night he could not agree to because the white house was still insisting on tax revenue as part of the overall pac
at that moment then 30 minutes before we got the green and it was a go. so everyone gave a big cheer and gathered by the water and saw something special. this four-person crew. it's four people instead of the typical six or seven people because there's not another shuttle that can go up and retrieve them in case they can't return on atlantis, they would have to rely on the russian caps sule. so a four-person crew. and the theme today was history and emotion. everybody used the word emotion when describing people crying out here. just a really special day out here at the cape. >> all right. emotions running high. scott, thanks so much for that live report. >> and for the nasa visors watching, it was a bittersweet feeling. continuing our breaking news coverage live at the space flight center. >> at the auditorium here, it is now empty but it was packed. standing room only as people gathered to watch the final mission. this room was silent as everybody waited for takeoff. >> zeroo and liftoff. >> there were many people here. people started to fill in ar
. -- a boutique bottles line in georgetown. >> do what you want, it is your big day. you should do it the way that feels more comfortable. >> the number one piece of the device is find something that makes you feel like the best version of view. >> they look -- if they look comfortable together, they can finish each other's sentences. rewind to middle school, when they bonded over the bank calls. >> my first memory is on a school bus in the seventh grade. that is how we bonded and became friends we both heard the bangles song. >> their friendship lasted through the years. when they both were getting married they felt like the d.c. bridal market needed something new. they decided to put their entrepreneurial. spirit to the test. they knew going into business together could be the end of a rare friendship. they say it is a perfect partnership. >> there is nothing better than going to work every day with your best friend. >> it is working. since a hitch opened in 2005, the business has grown 20% each year. they just expanded in may. >> a great story, thank you. of next, another reason for you to
degrees outside. >> coming up next, local students put on a really big show on the metro train. and now they are becoming a wel -- web sensation. >> today on "oprah," a legendary soap opera star spectacular. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> 13 teenagers from our area are internets and stations after a spontaneous dance off on a metro train. >> yey, hey. [clapping] \ >> >> the dancers are called the metro pary boys. =-- party boys. >> first we were just clapping. >> then probably 15 people had their cell phone cameras. they were tweeting. >> they say this is just the beginning. i have never seen that much going on below the knees. >> fancy footwork. >> there is still another half- hour of "good morning washington." >> a burglar gets busted inside an adult store in woodbridge and that is only half of the story. >> a juror in the casey anthony trial speaks out. i am john hendren. more on that coming up. >> adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. a little fog new this morning. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington on your side a
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
company executives. his goal is to lure more big budget films to the district for it is also attending the summer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> 6 o'clock 47 and time for traffic and weather. >> let's get right to doug hill. >>> it was a tough commute to work, down the steps. this heat and humidity is the real deal. we have told you it was coming. it is act -- it is arriving today. let's look at what our hd cameras in laurel. the sun comes up through the haze and we are running temperatures and humidity levels that will be uncomfortable, to say the least 77 degrees in the district right now when you factor in the dew point, it feels much warmer already. these numbers will continue to rise throughout the day. an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 8:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. we will also have issues for the day on saturday. we've got a couple of shots at some records. the records at the airports could fall. , especially at washington, dollars. the temperature says a 100 but when you get this kind of air mass you can spike 100-103 degrees. that
, but now to traffic. >> a big structure fire on southbound.ke a difficult commute. traffic has been stalked past security lane. avenue is closed randolph and arcola avenue. northbound is not affected. there's the water main breaks issue there from yesterday. in virginia, 95 northbound near garrissonville, the construction is out of the way. back to you. >> thank you. give the following breaking news from centreville. shot and killed a suspect. police or call to a home in the block of scandal way around 1:30 this morning. of kendra way. a man with a shotgun refused orders to drop the weapon. when he did not, they opened fire on him. it's not clear how this started or what the man's condition is. breaking news from prince george's county. >> an ambulance was involved in an overnight accident. it collided with a car on the near the branch avenue exit. tore's no word on what led any injuries. >>> investigators are trying to out what, the watergate d.c.ex in downtown it broke out last night in an the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. some residents were treated at scene for po
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